Monthly Archives: July 2014


Simple Outfit Styling Tips With LoveLucyGirl

Today, the adorable Kayla of lovelucygirl is sharing a bit about her personal style and how she shops and dresses for a fashion blog, while still managing to keep her look simple and on-trend.  So much great advice!

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Hi new friends! I’m Kayla! Bringing you a guest post today for my sweet friend Lexi and her new precious girl!

I thought I would introduce you to lovelucygirl and give you a little insight to what it’s all about!  lovelucygirl started as blog to document all the funny things that my dog, Lucy, did.. so yes, if you were wondering the blog is named after her.

Over time lovelucygirl has become more of a style blog with a few life lessons and puppy love thrown in.

There’s few a things I’ve discovered about my style since started lovelucygirl. I like basics, statement necklaces and lots of stripes.. ha.

Really though.. If there is one piece of advice I could give while shopping or staring at your closet in the morning it would be to ‘keep it simple.’

Sometimes we (I) get so caught up in trends and what other people are wearing that I forget what I actually like and look the best in. Just because crop tops are super hot right now that doesn’t mean they are for everyone.. and I don’t think I’m one of those girls.. ha.

I try to buy basic tees because they will go with everything – my favorite ones are from Gap and Old Navy.  And I can never pass up a classic dress. A good shape, style and pattern that looks good on your body will stay in your closet for years. I’m not sure if statement necklaces are a ‘trend’ or not but I absolutely love them. They add the perfect detail to almost any outfit and are a great way to dress up a normal look. My favorite ones come from J.Crew Factory – I never pass up a 50% off sale!

Come visit me at lovelucygirl! I love new friends! : )


Lexi

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Design Gorgeous Wedding Fashion

I just had to pop in today in the midst of my little “Maternity Leave” guest post series to absolutely squeal about the amazingness that is the bohemian fashion of Molly and Asher’s California wedding, a.k.a., the wedding dress Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen designed for a long-time friend, Molly.  I don’t know what I’m more enamored by, the bride’s lovely lace handmade wedding dress, or Mary-Kate and Ashley’s effortlessly chic sleeved bohemian dresses.  The girl’s dresses are each so unique, and yet somehow completely complement each other.  Get in my closet!

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Even the petite flower girls are rocking some seriously fashion-forward ethereal cream dresses.

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And that stunning floor-length lace veil, also designed by the Olsen twins.

Images via Green Wedding Shoes // Photography: Heather Kincaid // Venue: Paramour Mansion; Silver Lake, California // Event Design + Planning: Sharlene Griffith // Floral Design: Richard Long // Wedding Dress + Veil: The Row (couture)


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Summer Packing Tips With Hitha On The Go

When Hitha, packing and travel extraordinaire of travel blog, Hitha On The Go, asked me to try to narrow down my biggest packing flaw for the maternity leave series, I knew I could sum it up in one word: over-packing.  I explained to Hitha …

As for my crazy packing habit: I overpack everything (not just clothes, ha), but we can definitely stick to clothing.  I usually pack dresses and cardigans (especially for a Summer vacation), but I just pack so many.  Then I’ll get nervous and add several bottoms and tops thinking, what if I don’t want to wear a dress that day?  You should see my hospital bag … over-packing to the nth degree.

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From Hitha:

Lexi is not the first overpacker out there – nor will she be the last.

Everyone has different clothing styles, different go-to outfits. However, these 3 tips will help any traveler pack more efficiently, without sacrificing style.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

1)   Pack your favorite, most-flattering items.

Travels are NOT the time to try new trends, or wear clothing that you haven’t deemed a “go-to” at home. Pack the items you can rely on always being comfortable and flattering. Try you best to opt out of overly trendy pieces – the last thing you’ll want to do is to look back at those pictures and wonder “what the hell was I wearing?”

For any given trip, you’ll find a 1-2 pairs of pants, several tops, 1 dress, and 1 blazer. The items are packed are my favorite items that I wear frequently at home. And all of them go with each other, which brings us to tip #2…

2)   Plan to wear every single item at least twice

When you pack your go-to pieces, the doubt of “what if I don’t like this item on that day” goes away. Poof. Gone.

Jeans and pants can be worn at least 2-3 times. T-shirts can be worn twice (if not three times – wear it as a workout top on its last wear). Blouses can be donned at least 3 times, with the help of a sweat-wicking camisole. If you opt for a dress to wear in the evenings, mix and match it up with the help of different lip colors, jewelry, hair styling, and shoes. I assure you, it won’t look the same.

3)   How to launder your clothes on the go

My toiletries bag will ALWAYS have these two bottles inside it – a clothing refreshing spray and a detergent. I’m notorious for doing some laundry in my hotel room sink – workout clothes, undergarments, and anything made from a quick-drying material.

Those that won’t dry overnight (think tees, jeans, etc) get a spritz or two of this spray, which removes any odors and leaves them with a laundry-fresh scent. If you’re going to pack with an edited-down wardrobe, never leave home without these two items. They are lifesavers.

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Image via Hitha On The Go (via Lo & Sons)


Lexi

New Mom Style With The Frugalista Diaries

Hi Glitter Inc. Readers, I’m Megan and I blog at TfDiaries.com. I’m so excited to be guest posting for Lexi during this exciting time! Welcome to the mommy club, you’re going to love it.

For me, I personally loved Maternity Style when I was pregnant with both of my boys, though I will say it was a little better the second time around (blog and all). However, I didn’t realize how much I would love dressing postpartum, you have these new curves (love them or hate them) and getting dressed is completely different. And, you don’t have that enormous bump anymore and you can actually see your toes again. However , as a new mom sometimes get dressed up all the time just isn’t going to happen. You’re either too tired or giving le baby lots of cuddles, both reasonable. So I thought I’d share my favorite go to’s when I was a new mom (and, well now).

Maxi Dresses (and Skirts) – Maxi dresses are perfect for just throwing on and going to brunch, checkups, and practically every other occasion. They’re easily dressed up, and are perfect for camouflaging any post baby curves you’re not loving. I’d opt for an lax necklace if you’re nursing – these are my favorite.

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6ks.com Green Maxi $26.99 // H&M White Maxi $49.95 // Forever21 Zig Zag Maxi $24.80

 

Blazers – I’m the kind of crazy person that insists on layering in the summer, but I swear there’s a slight method to my madness. Blazers are perfect for concealing new attempts at nursing, the first few times it’s kind of a hot mess so an extra layer to skip the “I’m in public” nerves does the trick. Plus, who doesn’t love a good blazer – they look good with just about everything. Throw it on over a tee!

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H&M White Blazer $49.95 // Choies Floral Blazer $39.99

 

Draping – Like during pregnancy, draping is your best friend. It’s a great concealer and is always in style. If opting for blouses grab a slimmer fitting pant even things out.

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Zebra Blouse $15 // Draped Slip Dress $66

 

Accessorize – This is one of those cases where accessories are key, throw on a statement necklace over your tee or grab a scarf. If you love earrings, now is the time to wear them since baby wont be grabbing them – I still can’t wear them because the boys find some way to grab at them. Also, now is a great time to show off your love for oversized bags, they’re great for those days where you’re so not into lugging around the diaper bag.

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Braided Necklace $35 // Mix It Jewel Necklace $15.40 // Statement Earrings $24

 

Shapewear – This is really the only reason why I’m such a leggings fan to this day, they were such a godsend after pregnancy. I swear they even helped my body whip back into shape faster. When I was around the house I threw them on with a fitted cami and just hung around during the first few weeks (but don’t go too snug, you want be comfortable). Plus they’re cute with oversized blouses and cardigans, so win and win.

SHAPEWEAR

Spanx Leggings $68 // Yummie Tummie Top $46

Thanks for hanging out with me today (and thank you Lexi for having me), and I hope you stay in touch! Come say hey on the blog or find me on Instagram @meganzietz!


Lexi

How to Throw a Charming Baby Shower

Hi friends! I’m so glad Lexi asked me to stop by today while she’s spending time with her precious baby girl. My name is Joelle, and I blog over at Joelle Charming (formerly Something Charming). I am a blogger and wedding planner from Southern California, and I absolutely adore Lexi’s little blog here. As soon as she asked me to guest post for her while she was out, I knew that I wanted to talk about all things baby.

Though I’m not a mother (yet), I’ve been to my fair share of baby showers. I love attending showers for a few reasons – so that I can “shower” the new baby with things, of course, but also so that I can show my support to mom too.

There are so many fun ideas and themes out there, so I thought I would just share a few of my favorites right now. Let’s just say I’m stockpiling these for a rainy day, shall we?

Now, I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of silly shower games and activities, especially anything that requires me to eat baby food or drink out of a bottle. That doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun ideas to keep guests busy for a few hours!

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How adorable is this “Jack and Jill” themed shower on Hostess with the Mostess?

1 // Decorate a onesie, tutu, or (my favorite), hair bow!

A friend of mine recently had a shower, and the host purchased a whole bunch of tutus for guests to decorate! I feel like you can even go a step further, and have guests actually make a tutu (no sewing required for this tutorial). Be sure to get different sizes, so that baby will have plenty of tutus as she grows up.

My personal favorite, however, would have to be a DIY bow bar. I love a good hair bow, and there are so many different ways you can personalize them for a little baby girl! And boys shouldn’t feel left out either – have guests decorate bowties or onesies instead!

2 // Feed the pig.

Have guests sign a ceramic piggy bank with a sharpie marker (you can even put it in the oven to let it set, if you’re that hardcore), and ask them to feed the pig. What a fun way to start your baby’s piggy bank! They’ll always remember who gave them their first bit of savings, too.

3 // “Mocktail” competition.

I love the idea of having guests mix their own drinks (non-alcoholic, of course), and mom-to-be can judge the best “mocktail.” This isn’t just for pregnant women either – kids will love something sweet to sip when they’re old enough too!

4 // Baby book shower.

Although we’re in the age of iPads and Kindles, there’s still something special about having a real-life library. Why not build up your baby’s before they’re even born, by asking guests to bring their favorite baby book as a gift? Have “library cards” ready for when guests arrive, so that they can write down their name and the date to stick inside of the book!

When I set out to research for this post, I honestly didn’t know that there were so many fun baby shower ideas and activities out there! I honestly could go on and on…let’s just hope one of my own friends reads this post before I get pregnant?

Thanks Lexi for having me! And congratulations on your sweet little one!


Lexi

Little Love Notes

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Hello, Friday and happy weekend, everyone!  I hope you all had a great week.

As for being a new mama … blame the hormones, but the weeks after giving birth are pretty exhausting … and I’m actually taking a break these first few weeks from the law office and regular blogging (thanks to the very amazing bloggers who have been a part of the Glitter, Inc. “Maternity Leave” guest post series.)  Still, there’s so much to do, so many things I want to accomplish, and a brand new baby who needs my mostly undivided attention.  But the plan is to just keep swimming, to accept help graciously (rather than insisting I can do it all, like I normally would), and to laugh along the way.  So cheers to the weekend, and with that, a few little love notes …

Dear fashion hustle, the bags under my eyes are Chanel … and other awesome prints.

Dear business-minded, listen to Oh Joy’s Keynote Speech at Blogtacular in London about “Creating Something from Nothing”.

Dear lazy Summer days, this billowy white tunic dress is the perfect fit.

Dear bohemian nursery perfection, this is it.

Dear Blake Lively, congrats on the new site, Preserve, it’s beautiful, but no surprise there.

Dear blogging motivation, 10 reasons why you should blog.

Dear Winter wedding planning, would you go this dramatic?  I’m thinking that stunning warm makeup is a definite do.

Dear slightly maybe too obsessed with Game of Thrones, admittedly excited by this headline: “Jon Snow and Ygritte Are Maybe Dating IRL.”

Dear weekend plans, the ingredients for an adorable Summer picnic.


Lexi